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The Scots at Waterloo
The Scots at Waterloo

Waterloo is one of history's bloodiest and most decisive battles.  On its 200th anniversary, this BBC Scotland docudrama reveals the role played by Scottish officers, men - and one extraordinary woman.

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After Braveheart
After Bannockburn

This riveting docudrama series reveals the untold story of how a Scottish army tried to drive the English out of Ireland 700 years ago. This is a story of two Celtic nations, a shared heritage and a forgotten war that could have changed the course of history.

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Sunday Post Alex Norton
A Century of Scottish Sundays: 100 Years of the Sunday Post

How the Post - first published to print news from the First World War trenches -  became a the must successful Scottish icon and newspaper in the world.

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Montrose
Scotland's Greatest Warrior

Military genius, the Marquis of Montrose, led an outnumbered army to victory in six successive battles during the civil wars of the 17th century.  Some call him the greatest general that Scotland has ever produced.

 

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The Father of Australia
The Father of Australia

The story of Lachlan Macquarie, the Scot who set Botany Bay on course to become modern Australia.  A drama-documentary filmed on three continents.  Narrated by David Tennant.   

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The Bell Rock
The Lighthouse Stevensons

The story of the remarkable family who tamed the wild Scottish coastline - told 200 years after the building of their first iconic lighthouse, The Bell Rock.

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Neil Oliver
Scotland's Essential History

What really matters in Scotland's history? Jacobites or James Watt? Burns or Bannockburn?

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Jackie Stewart
Scots on Speed

This series explores how a tiny country has won an international reputation for motor sport.  Contributors include Sir Jackie Stewart - three times Formula One Grand Prix World Champion.

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With Thanks to the Imperial War Museum
Scotland Goes to War

'Scotland's War makes the whole thing painful once more. This elegant combination of images and interviews allows those involved to tell their own stories with dignity, humour and honesty' The Scotsman

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William Little: friend of Telford
Thomas Telford: The Man Who Built Britain

Filmed in HD (High Definition), this film celebrates the life and achievements of the Scottish engineer who led the way for Britain to become one of the great engineering nations of the world.

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Execution at Camp 21
Execution at Camp 21

Murder and mayhem revealed in a POW camp for hard line Nazis in the Scottish Highlands.

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The Queen
The Queen

An in-depth two-part portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to mark her 80th birthday.

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Helen Mirren playing 'The Queen'
The Real Queen

A documentary to complement the ZDF screening of Helen Mirren's 'The Queen'.

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Charles and Diana: Power Couples
Power Couples: Charles & Diana

A portrait of the fairy tale royal marriage that soured, and turned into tragedy. 

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Chief Braveheart
Chief Braveheart

How the son of a Scottish trader became chief of the Cherokee nation during the most traumatic period of the tribe's history. 

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Lord Snowdon & Robbie Coltrane
The Sun Worshippers

How Hill and Adamson, the two great pioneers of photography, shaped the art form for generations of photographers.

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South American Gaucho Cowboy
The Adventures of Don Roberto

Documentary on the life and work of adventurer, politician and writer, Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham

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The Real Tartan Army
The Real Tartan Army

The history of thirteen of Scotland's greatest regiments. 

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Chernobyl
Chernobyl & Fukushima: The Lessons

30 years on from the Chernobyl disaster - what lessons have we learned?

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The Lewis Trilogy
Sàr-Sgeòil (Great Tales): The Lewis Trilogy

Cathy MacDonald explores the locations, and meets the real life characters, who inspired Peter May in his writing of The Lewis Trilogy novels - The Black House, The Lewis Man & The Chess Men.

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Sàr- Sgeòil
Sàr-Sgeòil (Classic Tales) - Sunset Song

Cathy MacDonald explores four areas of Scotland - but instead of taking a guide book, she travels with a classic novel.

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A' Dol Dhachaigh
A’ Dol Dhachaigh (Going Home)

Kitty Ann MacQueen travels back to Eilean nan Ròn, the now uninhabited island she was born on 90 years ago.

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Pìos Cèic
Pìos Cèic (Piece of Cake)

Mairi MacRitchie rallies friends and neighbours to help fight cancer using their baking bowls.

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Diomhar
Diomhair (Secret)

How successive Governments used 'dirty tricks' to counter the rise of Scottish nationalism.

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Dòmhnallaich na Frainge
Dòmhnallaich na Frainge (The French MacDonalds)

'Dòmhnallaich na Frainge' tells the story of Neil MacEachen, the Uist Jacobite who helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape 'Over the Sea to Skye'.

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Cò Loisg Air? (Who Killed Red Fox?)
Cò Loisg Air? (Who Shot Him?)

A modern-day retrial of the famous 1752 murder of Colin Campbell of Glenure, the 'Red Fox'.

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Chernobyl
Chernobyl & Fukushima: Na Leasanan

30 bliadhna an dèidh tubaist Chernobyl - dè na leasain a dh'ionnsaich sinn?

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Disaster at the Pit
Disaster at the Pit

Documentary telling the story of the tragedy which struck the small mining community of New Cumnock, South Ayrshire, in 1950.

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Ghosts on Glass
Ghosts on Glass

Three generations of the Johnston family took photographs in and around Wick from the 1860s to the 1970s.  'Ghosts on Glass' tell the story behind this fascinating collection of 45,000 glass negatives.

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Bha Uair Eil’ Ann
Bha Uair Eil’ Ann (The Forgotten Industrial Revolution)

A film charting the industrial revolution in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

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Am Bioball
Am Bìoball (The Bible)

Revealing the neglect and persecution that kept the world of God from Scotland's Gaelic speakers.

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Battle for Britain
The Battle for Britain

A Panorama for the BBC

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